President & Co-founder Diner en Blanc International
Having worked in over 15 countries, including Canada, in the field of special events and the performing arts, she has been responsible for developing and managing productions in theatre, opera, circus, concerts. She is the co-founder for Dîner en Blanc International Inc. where she acts as Director of Development and Partner.
Operations & Public Relations Specialist
As a publicist in the world of entertainment, she travelled the world for many years. Those amazing years on the road gave her the opportunity to somewhat satisfy her thirst for everything that is lifestyle i.e. food, wine, cocktails, fashion, urban life, architecture, design, etc. She would say that this career path and passion for all that is good in life predestined her to join the team of Dîner en Blanc International.
Project Manager With a perpetual passion for events that envelope the spirit of elegance, diversity and cultural richness, working for Diner en Blanc International has allowed me to do exactly what I love. It's a privilege to go to work every day and engage with a vast array of passionate, successful professionals from all corners of the globe to recreate this magical experience and all its grandeur time and again. While it is not without its challenges, guiding the production of this unique concept and all of its logistical components, is extremely gratifying.
Accounting Director & HR
Lucia brings over 2 decades of administrative and accounting experience to Diner en Blanc International. She has worked in the event planning industry since 2007 whereby she occupied the position of Accounting Director and Office Manager. ‘I feel blessed to be able to combine my organizational skills and passion for bringing events to life towards a career at Diner en Blanc International' says Lucia. Her interpersonal skills are an asset when communicating with hosts, and dealing with accounting specialists or government offices, as well as maintaining a high level of integrity
Licensing and International Business Development
Coming from the apparel and fashion industry and having travelled the world in search of suppliers, James realized early on how interconnected people are. His years as a business consultant helped shape a strong business development mindset but also honed his skill of bringing people together. His journey has made him a natural fit to the Diner en Blanc International team where he enjoys the privilege of collaborating with individuals on the world stage
Samantha Vandzura Partnership Manager
With a passion for events that bring people together, Samantha is very excited to be a part of the magic that is Dîner en Blanc. Sam is professionally trained as a high school teacher, but her passion for event planning has pulled her towards this exciting and dynamic team. She attended her first Dîner en Blanc in Montreal last summer and it made such an amazing impression on her, that she felt she had no choice but to peruse her involvement in planning these beautiful nights as a career.
Dîner en Blanc - Gold Coast
Sara Walsh - Host
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Clarissa Ryan - Group Leader
Member since: October 18, 2019 Leader since: October 18, 2019 Lives in: New Farm Philosophy: I love animals - just not for dinner! Hobbies: Being outdoors, with my feet in the sand. Profession: Life changer
Jacki Egan - Group Leader
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Jane Curtis - Group Leader
Member since: August 10, 2012 Leader since: August 15, 2014 Lives in: Brisbane Philosophy: Hobbies: Profession:
Kathleen Crawford - Group Leader
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Nerida Voevodin - Group Leader
Member since: October 23, 2019 Leader since: July 06, 2021 Lives in: Philosophy: Happiness is an inside job. Hobbies: Profession:
Pippa Jeffries - Group Leader
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Rachael Dwelly - Group Leader
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Tiana Gillies - Group Leader
Member since: Leader since: September 10, 2018 Lives in: Gold Coast Philosophy: Make the most of every day Hobbies: Good times with family and friends Profession: Customer Service
Alice Logan Edwards - Table Leader
Member since: October 15, 2017 Leader since: August 28, 2018 Lives in: Philosophy: Live life to the fullest Hobbies: Scuba diving Profession: Commercial Property Manager
Amanda Hawkins - Table Leader
Member since: August 08, 2013 Leader since: August 25, 2017 Lives in: Brisbane Philosophy: Champagne goes with everything! Hobbies: Travelling and creating Profession: Self Employed
Angela Burnett - Table Leader
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Angie Hutchison - Table Leader
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Brendan Carlson - Table Leader
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Fiona Oliver - Table Leader
Member since: July 21, 2021 Leader since: July 21, 2021 Lives in: Mermaid Waters Philosophy: Vision without action is a daydream !! Hobbies: Travel Profession:
Heather Elliott - Table Leader
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Joanne Hindmarch - Table Leader
Member since: September 24, 2016 Leader since: August 24, 2022 Lives in: Hope Island Philosophy: Hobbies: Profession: Business Manager
Joanne Ramunno - Table Leader
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Julie Hawkins - Table Leader
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Leanne Elliott - Table Leader
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Nadia Baker - Table Leader
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Nicole Brown - Table Leader
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Rachael Marks - Table Leader
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Samantha Techer - Table Leader
Member since: September 25, 2015 Leader since: September 10, 2018 Lives in: Philosophy: Hobbies: Profession: Teacher
Sara Pole - Table Leader
Member since: Leader since: October 18, 2019 Lives in: Brisbane Philosophy: Live for today. Hobbies: Baking and the beach Profession: Primary School Teacher
Tipalowe Oberman - Table Leader
Member since: July 06, 2021 Leader since: July 06, 2021 Lives in: Kirra QLD Philosophy: Hobbies: Sunning in the sun and sipping on champagne!!! Profession: Restaurant Owner/ Operator
Vicki Bryson - Table Leader
Member since: Leader since: September 10, 2018 Lives in: Gold Coast Philosophy: Enjoy every day to the fullest Hobbies: Horse riding Profession: Public Servant
Whitney Kelly - Table Leader
Member since: July 04, 2021 Leader since: July 04, 2021 Lives in: Philosophy: Live, Love, Laugh Hobbies: hiking Profession: Director Business Partnerships QBPN ALP
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Collection of information
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to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.
5. Data transfers
6. Security of your personal data
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8. Policy amendments
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You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by contacting us at any time. Please see our contact information below. California residents may further obtain the personalized information retained by us by sending us a written request at the address provided below.
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11. Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. The same will be corrected/updated within a reasonable time.
12. Business Transitions
We may use and disclose your personal information in connection with the proposed or actual financing, sale or other business transaction involving part or all of our business or assets. Such use and disclosure would be for the purpose of allowing third parties to determine whether to proceed with the proposed transaction, and if the transaction proceeds, for the purpose of completing the transaction. Assignees or successors to our business or assets may use and disclose your personal information for the purposes described in this policy. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
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The materials appearing on Diner en Blanc International's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Diner en Blanc International does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Diner en Blanc International may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Diner en Blanc International does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Diner en Blanc International has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Diner en Blanc International of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.
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Registration for Le Dîner en Blanc ® event takes place in 3 phases:
Phase 1: Dîner en Blanc ® members from previous year, and close friends of the organization
Phase 2: Friends "sponsored" by Phase 1 members
Phase 3: People who have signed up to the waiting list*
*By signing up to the waiting list, you will receive an invitation to register in Phase 3.
Please note that the invitations are sent out 24 to 48 hours prior to the opening of each registration phase.
Space is limited, and registration takes place on a "first come, first served" basis.